As the race for the November 6 Anambra State governorship election gets intense, eight aspirants have bought their nomination forms to contest in the primary elections on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
Three of the aspirants are serving members of the state House of Assembly.
The eight APGA aspirants who have collected the nomination forms so far are: former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo; Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji, Hon. Carter Umeh, Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji, Chief Damian Okoro, Chief Akachukwu Nwankpo.
Others are Hon. Okwudili Nwankwo, and Hon. ThankGod Kenechukwu Ibeh.
So far, the party has raked in about N176 million from the sale of nomination forms.
Soludo, who is a major contender in the state governorship election came to the party’s national headquarters to pick his form last Tuesday with a large number of supporters who were drumming, dancing and hailing him.
APGA had approved June 23 for the party’s governorship primary election in the state.
In the guideline made publicly, the party put the cost of Expression of Interest form at N2 million, while the nomination form is N20 million respectively.
By ONYEBUCHI EZIGBO
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